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  • IN INTIMATE DETAIL : How to Choose Wear and Love LIngerie
    IN INTIMATE DETAIL : How to Choose Wear and Love LIngerie
    HARRINGTON CORA
    ISBN: 9780008316334
    Title: IN INTIMATE DETAIL : How to Choose Wear and Love LIngerie
    Author: HARRINGTON CORA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The perfect gift or coffee table book for fashion and underwear lovers!

    A beautiful illustrated guide to lingerie from intimates expert Cora Harrington, founder of The Lingerie Addict, the internet's top lingerie blog.In this gorgeous aspirational book, Cora Harrington uses her extensive knowledge and empowering attitude to show readers that nice lingerie is for everyone – no matter your size, age, identity, or budget.

    In Intimate Detail is a complete guide to everything you need to know about shopping for, wearing, and caring for every type of intimate – from basic bras and briefs to hosiery, special occasion wear, shapewear, corsets, and more. In this beautifully packaged and richly illustrated guide, Cora demystifies lingerie, making it accessible to people of all backgrounds, shapes, sizes, and ages, empowering them to confidently shop for, wear, and care for the underpinnings of their dreams.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • LITTLE KOREA : Home food from the streets and kitchens
    LITTLE KOREA : Home food from the streets and kitchens
    LAW BILLY
    ISBN: 9781925418163
    Title: LITTLE KOREA : Home food from the streets and kitchens
    Author: LAW BILLY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MARCH 2018 NEW RELEASE

    There’s been steadily growing interest and knowledge in Korean food across the globe in recent times – which can be seen reflected in the number of Korean restaurants and chains popping up.

    Of course, it’s helped that the cult food figure of David Chang and his Momofuko restaurants (as well as Lucky Peach magazine) have helped propel Korean flavours, techniques and classics into the mainstream. Just like some of Korea’s chilli-spiked dishes, this cuisine is very hot right now!
    Not only is the food diverse and the flavours distinct, but the dishes are simple to create at home too.

    Little Korea contains the most popular Korean dishes eaten everyday on the streets and in homes across the nation. No kitchen gadgetry or trickery is required – this is food with a singular mission: to deliver maximum flavour and texture in a simple way.

    Imprint: SMITH STREET BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • MAN AND HIS WATCH
    MAN AND HIS WATCH
    HRANEK MATTHEW
    ISBN: 9781579657147
    Title: MAN AND HIS WATCH
    Author: HRANEK MATTHEW
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Paul Newman wore his Daytona Rolex every single day for 35 years until his death in 2008. The iconic timepiece, probably the single most sought-after watch in the world, is now in the possession of his daughter Clea, who wears it every day in his memory. Franklin Roosevelt wore an elegant gold Tiffany watch, gifted to him by a friend on his birthday, to the famous Yalta Conference where he shook the hands of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. These and many more compose the stories of the world’s most coveted watches captured in A Man and His Watch. Matthew Hranek, a watch collector and NYC men’s style fixture, has traveled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches, completed with stunning original photography of every single piece.

    Imprint: ARTISAN
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • MEN IN THIS TOWN 2 : Alone in a Crowd
    MEN IN THIS TOWN 2 : Alone in a Crowd
    SANTAMARIA GIUSEPPE
    ISBN: 9781743792735
    Title: MEN IN THIS TOWN 2 : Alone in a Crowd
    Author: SANTAMARIA GIUSEPPE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Photographer, blogger, art director and fashion enthusiast Giuseppe Santamaria invites us on a journey across four continents to explore men’s street style in eight inspiring cities – New York, Toronto, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Florence and Paris. This striking photographic collection showcases unique men and their styles, from the classic silhouettes of Italian tailoring to the eccentric outfits of Manhattan and downtown Tokyo.

    Alone In A Crowd is a global sartorial adventure that captures the relationship of place, personality and fashion.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781743791714
    Title: NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    New York: Through a Fashion Eye is an illustrated guide to one of the world's most-loved fashion cities by one of the world's most-loved fashion illustrators.

    Let Megan Hess take you on an adventure through New York, showing you the hottest places to eat, sleep and play – all illustrated in her inimitable, elegant style.

    Featuring fashion-themed restaurants, hotels and sites to visit, as well as Megan's favourite places to shop, this is a must-have insider's guide to New York for any fashion lover.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ONE SAVILE ROW : THE INVENTION OF THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN - GIEVES AND HAWKES
    ONE SAVILE ROW : THE INVENTION OF THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN - GIEVES AND HAWKES
    BINNEY MARCUS
    ISBN: 9782080201881
    Title: ONE SAVILE ROW : THE INVENTION OF THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN - GIEVES AND HAWKES
    Author: BINNEY MARCUS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Traces the history of tailoring, drawing from Gieves & Hawkes vast, unpublished archives of client ledgers, garments and accessories, and photographs. Including bespoke tailoring and ready-to-wear collections, this book focuses on classic mens style and fine tailoring.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $120.00

    Price: $120.00
  • ORRY KELLY : MISS WESTONS PROTEGE
    ORRY KELLY : MISS WESTONS PROTEGE
    PARKINSON ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781925183498
    Title: ORRY KELLY : MISS WESTONS PROTEGE
    Author: PARKINSON ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Orry Kelly, Miss Weston’s Protégé tells the incredible story of one of Hollywood’s greatest designers. Using never before seen materials, photographs and letters, Robert Parkinson has compiled years of research into one of the most detailed accounts of Orry Kelly’s history. Born in Kiama in December 1897 Orry Kelly moved to Sydney as a young man to seek a theatrical career and to study painting. Though unsuccessful on the stage he could not be dissuaded from his dream of stage fame. Eleanor Weston, a well-known Kiama businesswoman, encouraged Kelly to move to the US where he found his calling designing scenes and costume for film, television and the stage. Over the course of his career Orry Kelly worked for all of the major studios, including Warner Brothers, Paramount and Fox, dressing many of the well-known female stars in some 312 films. Though always widely renowned in Hollywood, Kelly did not gain his fame in Australia until after his death in 1964. As biographies of movie stars began to appear in the 1980s his fashion styling and costume design came to be highly regarded and worthy of study across several universities and colleges.

    Imprint: WOODSLANE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • PARIS UNDRESSED : The Secrets of French Lingerie
    PARIS UNDRESSED : The Secrets of French Lingerie
    KEMP-GRIFFIN KATHRYN
    ISBN: 9781760295790
    Title: PARIS UNDRESSED : The Secrets of French Lingerie
    Author: KEMP-GRIFFIN KATHRYN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Most women wear underwear. French women wear lingerie. French women seem inherently more confident in their bodies, able to embrace the sensuality of life and love. What's their secret? Lingerie.


    Despite an insatiable curiosity for all things French, most women still find lingerie an enigma, a tangled melange of silk and lace, and are confused about how, when, and where to wear it. (Hint: it's not just for special occasions.) Many aspire to having a drawer full of silky, lacy undergarments, but have no idea where to start: How should my bra fit? How exactly do I wear a garter belt? Do bras and undies always have to match?

    With illustrations by French lingerie designer Paloma Casile, Paris Undressed: The Secrets of French Lingerie will help women feel at ease with their figures and show them how to integrate a lingerie lifestyle a la francaise to enhance their own femininity, confidence, and joie de vivre. It will transform the way women perceive their undergarments - and their bodies - and reveal how to co-ordinate a lingerie wardrobe to reflect personality and to meet lifestyle needs with the right dose of reverie. The book also includes a hand-selected guide to the most confidential addresses and lingerie boutiques in Paris, and discloses where to find the perfect bra, couture camisole, or cheeky knickers.

    Paris Undressed goes behind the seams, combining cultural references, expertise, and practical advice to inspire every woman to reconsider her underwear drawer.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • PARISIENNES : A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH WOMEN
    PARISIENNES : A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH WOMEN
    ISBN: 9782080300379
    Title: PARISIENNES : A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH WOMEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Divided by theme into chapters, this light-hearted and nostalgic romp through 20th-century Paris creates a beautiful history of the world's most romantic city and its exceptional women.

    This collection of one hundred and thirty duotone photographs captures the essence of the Parisian femme fatale. All of the great French photographers from the late 1930s through the 1960s are featured, including Robert Doisneau, Brassai, Willy Ronis, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Edouard Boubat, Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, Sabine Weiss, and many more.

    The photographs reveal Parisian women and all of their glorious facets: from the love-struck waif strolling along the banks of the Seine to the belles of the neighborhood balls flushed from their raucous dance moves, from no-nonsense career girls to flirty neighbors. Chanel-clad locals and runway models alike showcase the glamour of the fashion and haute-couture world with inimitable style. One chapter pays homage to the courageous women who battled for justice in World War II, the Resistance, the Liberation, and the revolts of May 1968, including role models such as philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir and journalist and playwright Marguerite Dumas.

    The Parisiennes featured here go to work, ride bikes, pose seductively, smile coyly, and are all devastatingly irresistible.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • PATTERN
    PATTERN
    KIELY ORLA
    ISBN: 9781840917628
    Title: PATTERN
    Author: KIELY ORLA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE


    Imprint: CONRAN OCTOPUS
    RRP: $35.00
    Price: $35.00
  • VINTAGE FASHION COMPLETE
    VINTAGE FASHION COMPLETE
    ALBRECHTSEN NICKY
    ISBN: 9780500517611
    Title: VINTAGE FASHION COMPLETE
    Author: ALBRECHTSEN NICKY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Offers a guide to vintage womens fashion. This book presents over 1,000 stand-out examples, together with over 300 contextual illustrations, dating from the 1920s to the 1980s, including many icons of vintage fashion, from Marylin Monroe's bra to the Ossie Clark dress made so famous by David Hockney's painting.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • VOGUE : THE GOWN
    VOGUE : THE GOWN
    ELLISON JO
    ISBN: 9781840917642
    Title: VOGUE : THE GOWN
    Author: ELLISON JO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Something about a gown's intrinsic construction, unashamed opulence and sheer feminine romance ignites in us the promise of fairy-tale adventure and unparalleled glamour. The magical gowns featured here give full reign to those fantasies, be they the sublime yet simple classical creations of Madame Gres, the heavenly bodies sculpted by Azzedine Alaia, the lean, seductive lines of a Deco-inspired silhouette or huge tulle poufs fit for a princess.

    In VOGUE: THE GOWN Jo Ellison has curated a collection of more than 300 images and grouped them together into five thematic chapters: Classical, Drama, Decorative and Modernist. The book provides both an evocative celebration of almost a century of fashion history while also showcasing the work of the very best photographers including, Tim Walker, Mario Testino, Nick Knight, David Bailey, Herb Ritts, Norman Parkinson, Corinne Day, Cecil and Horst.

    Now available in a new format with a luxurious real cloth cover, at a more pocket-friendly price of 30, this is essential reading for fashionistas everywhere.

    Imprint: CONRAN OCTOPUS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • VOGUE ON YVES SAINT LAURENT
    VOGUE ON YVES SAINT LAURENT
    FRASER-CAVASSONI NATASHA
    ISBN: 9781849495554
    Title: VOGUE ON YVES SAINT LAURENT
    Author: FRASER-CAVASSONI NATASHA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A tortured genius and one of most influential designers of the twentieth century,Yves Saint Laurent was responsible for revolutionising the way women dressedand viewed themselves. During a wildly creative career stretching from 1958 to2002 Saint Laurent established a reputation for accessible, flawlessly cut clothes.He became an overnight sensation in 1958, aged 21, when he showed his 'Trapeze'collection, his first for the House of Christian Dior, following the master's death.Four years later, Saint Laurent opened his own couture house and within a fewseasons was hailed by Vogue's Diana Vreeland as 'the pied piper of fashion'.Viewed as a master colourist and admired for his choice of sultry fabrics,his great gift was creating lasting styles - described by Vogue as 'stockpiles ofessentials in times of famine' - that flattered all shapes and sizes. As well asdesigning wardrobe classics like the 'Le Smoking' tuxedo for women, the Safarijacket, the trench and the pea coat, and introducing trousers into haute couture,he also dressed international style icons such as Catherine Deneuve, MarellaAgnelli and Lauren Bacall. With his nose for the zeitgeist, Saint Laurent recognisedthe global power of street fashion and launched Rive Gauche, his ready-to-wearboutique line in 1966. Christened 'The Saint' by Vogue, every element of his fashionempire, which included exhilarating couture collections, exquisite accessories andsought-after perfumes, was captured by Vogue's writers and leading photographerslike Richard Avedon, David Bailey and Norman Parkinson.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • WATCH   -   Thoroughly Revised
    WATCH - Thoroughly Revised
    STONE GENE
    ISBN: 9781419732607
    Title: WATCH - Thoroughly Revised
    Author: STONE GENE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: December 2018 New Release

    The best book for anyone interested in the world of vintage and modern watches

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • WHY FASHION MATTERS
    WHY FASHION MATTERS
    CORNER FRANCES
    ISBN: 9780500517376
    Title: WHY FASHION MATTERS
    Author: CORNER FRANCES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Fashion is the most immediate and intimate form of self-expression. Faster than anything else, what we wear tells the story of who we are or who we want to be. Yet even as fashion touches the lives of each and every one of us, it can seem mysterious. This title deals with this topic.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $19.95

    Price: $19.95
  • YOUR BEAUTY MARK : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR
    YOUR BEAUTY MARK : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR
    VON TEESE DITA
    ISBN: 9780060722715
    Title: YOUR BEAUTY MARK : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR
    Author: VON TEESE DITA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From burlesque show to fashion runway, magazine cover to Internet video, fashion icon and “burlesque superheroine” (Vanity Fair) Dita Von Teese has undergone more strokes of red lipstick, bursts of hair spray, boxes of blue-black hair dye and pats of powder in a month than a drag queen could dream of in a lifetime.

    Whether she’s dazzling audiences swirling in a towering martini glass in Swarovski-covered pasties and stilettos or sparking camera flashes on the red carpet, one reality is constant: for this self-styled star, beauty is an art.

    Now, for the first time in her Technicolor career, Dita divulges the beauty wisdom that keeps her on international best-dressed lists and high-profile fashion show rosters in this illustration and photography-filled opus.

    In Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour, Dita and co-writer Rose Apodaca take you through every step of Dita’s glamour arsenal, and includes friends—masters in makeup, hair, medicine, and exercise as well as some of the world’s most eccentric beauties—for authoritative advice. This 400-page book is packed with sound nutrition and exercise guidance, skincare and scent insight, as well as accessible techniques for creating bombshell hairstyles and makeup looks.

    Among the hundreds of lavish color photographs, instructive step-by-step images and original illustrations by Adele Mildred, this inspiring resource shares the skills, history, and lessons you need to enhance your individual gifts and realize your own beauty mark.

    Imprint: HARPER U S
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
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